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1.3 million AstraZeneca doses for private sector to arrive in June — Concepcion

Presidential adviser Joey Concepcion said close to a 100 companies will be covered by the delivery of the first batch......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 4th, 2021

June vaccine rollout for economic front liners eyed

About 1.5 million economic front liners, composed of workers from private entities, may be inoculated in June, Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Secretary Joey Concepcion said, Tuesday. This, after AstraZeneca has confirmed that the delivery of the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of the said vaccines in the first week of June, which will […] The post June vaccine rollout for economic front liners eyed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Gov’t sets inspection of cold storage facilities

For COVID-19 vaccines The government will conduct an inspection starting next week of existing cold storage facilities as it prepares for another tripartite logistics suppliers agreement for an integrated shipment, storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said this as he assured that inputs from the private logistics providers will be considered in organizing an end-to-end service for the vaccines’ rollout. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN) “Next week we will inspect all available cold chain storage. We are coordinating with a consortium so that they will make sure that all vaccines from 2-8-degree celcius to negative 70 will be taken care of,” he said. This developed as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), told Manila Bulletin that the industry is still awaiting for the government to accept the industry’s offer to play a role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. CCAP is a multi-sectoral group of companies involved in the handling, storage, and distribution of chilled and frozen food, among other products.                Galvez assured that the logistics system for the vaccines will be in coordination with the vaccine suppliers, the cold storage provider and the government. Galvez explained the government has to establish an integrated logistics system for the vaccines to ensure there is no wastage of the new vaccines, which have different storage temperature requirement. “We have seen some reports that we have 30 percent wastage in some areas in Europe. With acute shortage of vaccines we cannot afford wastage,” he stressed. He further said that the cold storage facilities are part of their agreement with vaccine suppliers for an end-to-end service solution. The after sales service is part of this long commitment with the vaccine suppliers and as a requirement under the government’s universal health system. “We will make sure that the vaccine that will be coming here has an integrated coordination with vaccine maker, the local government units and the private sector so that includes after sales service,” he said. Meantime, the Go Negosyo which spearheaded the private sector donation drive “A Dose of Hope” said there are ongoing consultations to help Galvez in coming up with an integrated shipment, storage and distribution system for the vaccines. Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the private sector donors would rather live the logistics aspect to the vaccine supplier Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and the national government to ensure smooth implementation. Concepcion has secured 17 million doses from the private sector that are expected to inoculate 8 million Filipinos in June-July this year. Meantime, Royal Cargo Inc., one of the country’s leading logistics providers, has expanded its cold storage facility at its Paranaque head office so it can accommodate the different temperature requirements of the various COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier, CCAP President Anthony Dizon said the Philippine government is yet to formally tap the country’s cold chain industry for the handling and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.            According to Dizon, the industry, “individually and collectively”, has more than enough capacity to participate in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.Right now, he said the cold chain industry’s total cumulative capacity stood at 500,000 pallet containers, while the initial 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will consume only less than 200 pallets.            “Our initial estimate is that even if we are called upon to play a role in the storage of the vaccine, it will constitute a small portion of our capacity,” Dizon said.“The industry is just waiting for the government to approach us,” he added.   In a previous report,. said the government is now in discussion with the private sector regarding the state-led distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.             “I’m thankful to the private sector for throwing their support to us, like what they did when we ramped up our testing capacity,” said Galvez.  On the part of CCAP, however, Dizon said no official dialogue has so far taken place between the organization and the government regarding this matter......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Concepcion: 1 million Covaxin doses offered to private sector

Around one million doses of Covaxin vaccines from India are expected to be made available to the private sector starting April, according to presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Emergency approval

Aware of the regulatory constraints faced by the government, the private sector has pitched in and worked out an initial procurement of 2.5 million doses of the COVID vaccine developed by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca together with the University of Oxford......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Philippines secures 2.6 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The government and the private sector have signed an agreement with British drug maker AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Philippines Inc. for the supply of 2.6 million doses of vaccine for COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Over 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrive

Another batch of over two million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country yesterday through the COVAX Facility of the World Health Organization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

2 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Phl

The Philippines on Saturday received over two million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, raising the country’s total stockpile to 7.5 million doses. The third batch of AstraZeneca’s shots from the global vaccine-sharing pool COVAX Facility arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 12:50 p.m. via commercial flight SQ 0910. According […] The post 2 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Phl appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

2M more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot arrive in Philippines

Two million more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility arrived Saturday afternoon in the Philippines, bringing the total number of vaccine doses in the country to around 7.5 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

10M doses from 4 drug makers seen beefing up June supply

The Philippines will have a steady supply of 10 million doses of COVID 19 vaccines by end-June from pharmaceutical firms Sinovac, Moderna, Gamaleya Research Institute and Oxford/AstraZeneca, officials said Thurs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Philippines secures 20 million doses of Moderna vaccine in deal with private sector

The Philippines has secured 20 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a tripartite deal with the United States biotech company and the private sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Phl secures 20M Moderna vaccines under tripartite deal–Galvez

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said that the Philippine government and private sector led by business tycoon Enrique Razon signed a tripartite agreement with American vaccine manufacturer Moderna on Thursday to procure 20 million doses of anti-COVID vaccines for the country. “With the signing of this tripartite agreement, we can say that our bayanihan spirit […] The post Phl secures 20M Moderna vaccines under tripartite deal–Galvez appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Novavax vaccine briefing posts record attendance

Following the procurement of 17 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the ‘A Dose of Hope’ initiative, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion continues to talk with various vaccine manufacturers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

S. Africa orders 20M Pfizer vaccines: report

South Africa has secured 20 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the health minister told a Sunday newspaper. Africa’s worst virus-hit country has yet to begin vaccinating its population against Covid-19, stirring criticism over slow procurement and lack of strategy. A first shipment of AstraZeneca/Oxford jabs produced in India is due to arrive on […] The post S. Africa orders 20M Pfizer vaccines: report appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Aboitiz Group pledges additional vaccine donations

The Aboitiz Group has pledged additional doses of vaccine donations to the government as part of Wave 2 of ‘A Dose of Hope’, a tripartite initiative among the private sector, the government, and British drugmaker AstraZeneca, in support of the National Immunization Program. The company joined more than 300 private companies and nearly 40 local […] The post Aboitiz Group pledges additional vaccine donations appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Many will die while awaiting the vaccine

As the administration reported Friday, the 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine ordered from pharma firm AstraZeneca may arrive in the second quarter of next year, with additional stock coming later......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Questions on the vaccines

The government and the private sector are working together to ensure the availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine by May or June next year. This is light at the end of the tunnel, however long the tunnel is......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Philippine gov’t, private firms to sign deal for 2M doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Philippine government and private firms will be signing an agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca for two million doses of its coronavirus vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Machines, test kits for pooled testing arrive in Philippines

The private sector testing initiative led by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion is ready for the pilot implementation of the pooled polymerase chain reaction tests in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

PH gets 2 million AstraZeneca doses

More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca have arrived in the Philippines from the Covax Facility, the international partnership established to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Philippines to get another 1.5M Sinovac jabs on May 7 — Palace

Over a million more doses of the CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by Chinese drugmaker Sinovac Biotech, are expected to arrive in the Philippines next week, Malacañang said Thursday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021